If you are a temporary worker, chances are that you get your jobs through
a temporary working agency. This agency and employers that use the agency
are required to comply with regulatory requirements and avoid confusion
to employer's obligations.
Staffing agencies and host employers can be jointly responsible for maintaining
a safe work environment for temporary workers. For example, the agency
and the employer can make sure that the OSHA's training requirements
are fulfilled and can make sure that hazard communication is provided.
Also, both the staffing agency and the employer can make sure that record
keeping requirements are fulfilled.
According to the OSHA, some employers use temporary workers in hopes that
they won't have to meet all of the compliance obligations set forth
by the government agencies. Temporary workers get place on a variety of
jobs, including many hazardous jobs. They are more vulnerable top workplace
safety hazards and health hazards than other workers because they're
not often given the adequate safety and health training that other employers
get. It is essential that employers and staffing agencies respect all
of the OSHA regulations in order to make sure that temporary workers are
well taken care of.
Both host employers and staffing agencies need to work to provide health
and safety requirements. Each employer should consider the hazards that
it is in a position to prevent and correct. The key for safe work environments
is communication. If temporary staffing agencies can work with hosts to
ensure that necessary protections are provided, it will be an added benefit
to all of the workers at the agency. If you are a temporary worker who
was recently injured, explore your options with a New York worker's
compensation attorney at Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman.
Contact the firm today to learn more!